“Use time wisely and be always in the presence (of the Masters) and know that grace selects the one who is present” Qasida by Abu MadyanDamascus, July 2005 - At the foot of the Qasioun mountain, north of the ancient nucleus of Damascus, lies the green dome covering the grave of Muhyi al-Din ibn al `Arabi. Next to it is a mosque, surrounded by pulsating market streets. To the East is the historical Hanabila-mosque, built by those who were driven from al-Quds by the crusaders. Great mawlids where held there in the past, and many female hadith narrators sat to teach in it. Further down lies the modern Shari’a institute of Abu Nur...
sahabi d. 32 H. (653 CE) in Damascus radiya Allah anhu`Uwaymar (or `Amir) ibn Zayd, known by his kunya Abu Al-Darda', a
"the inburnable" radiya Allah anhuProminent religious figure in Damascus, Syria. He was one of the 'Eight Ascetics,' who included Amir ibn Abd al-Qays, Abu
b. 599 - d. 665 in Damascus (1202-1267 CE) الإمام عبد الرحمان بن إسماعيل بن إبراهيم عثمان المقدسي ثم الدمشقي، المعروف بأبي شامة radiya Allah anhu
أبو الدحداح، أحمد بن محمد بن إسماعيل التيمي الدمشقي الصالحي d. 328 in Damascus radiya Allah anhu﷽
- Buried in Maqbara Dahdah
(d. 20 or 18 or 19 H.) radiya Allah anhuSahabi Freed slave of sayyiduna Abu Bakr, mu'adhdhin of the Prophet (s). He
499-571 i Damascus radiya Allah anhuThe famous historian and greatest hadith scholar of his time. He travelled and heard hadith from over 1000 narrators.
(b. 511 - d. 579) radiya Allah anhu – السلطان أبو القاسم نور الدين محمود ين أبي سعيد(أو سعد) زنكي بن سيف الدين –
Just ruler of Damscus, first in history ot build a
Just ruler of Damscus, first in history ot build a
d. 735 in Damascus, Kafar Susa أحمد بن عبد الكريم بن عبد الصمد التبريزي الحنفي radiya Allah anhu Great Hanafi scholar, who used to witness (i.e. veryfy legal writings) in front of al-Madrasa al-Masmariyya in
الشيخ أحمد الرفاعي الحبال d. 1430 H. (2009 CE) in DamascusSayyid Shaykh Ahmad al-Habbal al-Rifai was one of the Abdal and
b. 1267 - d. 1354 H in Daamascs (1850-1935 CE) qaddasa Allah sirrahu﷽ "The muhaddith of Sham" – one of the
الشيخ السيد إبراهيم اليعقوبي الحسني d. 1406 H. / 1985 CE in Damascus qaddasa Allah sirrahu
الشيخ السيد إسماعيل اليعقوبي الحسني d. 1380 H. / 1960 CE in Damascus qaddasa Allah sirrahuHe was the grandfather of Sheikh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi, a great
b. 1307 – d. 1401 H. in Damascus | 1889–1981 CE radiya Allah anhu Mufti of Syria, and one was one of the greatest scholars of the 14th century H. He combined mundane and sublime
الشيخ السيد محمد المبارك الحسني d. 1330 H. in Damascus qaddasa Allah sirrahuHe was Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Mubarak ibn Muhammad al-Dillisi al-Qayrawani, whose lineage goes
الشيخ السيد محمد الطيب الحسني b. 1255 H. in Algeria – d. 1313 H. in Damascus qaddasa Allah sirrahuHe was Muhammad al-Tayyib al-Dillisi al-Maliki ibn
b. – d. 1252 H. in Damascus radiya Allah anhu﷽ Author the Hashya, known as Ibn ´Abidin
d. ~540 H. in Damascus radiya Allah anhu﷽ One ohe greatest walis of Damascus. His chain goes back to al-Sari al-Saqati. View
الشيخ السيد شريف اليعقوبي الحسني b. 1282 – d. 1362 H. (1865–1943 CE) in Damascus qaddasa Allah sirrahuSayyid Muhammad al-Sharif b. Muhammad
b. 1338 - d. H. (2015 CE) in Damascus His Shaykh in the Shadhili tariqa was Shaykh Muhammad al-Hashimi He used to say: "Shaykh Abul Huda (al-Yaqoubi) must be the leader of us all." -
b. 1222 H. in Algeria – d. 1300 H. in Damascus radiya Allah anhu﷽ He was `abd al-Qadir ibn Muhyi al-Din ibn
b. 1244 – d. 1306 H. in Damascus radiya Allah anhu﷽
|`Umar (d. 1237) ||
b. 25 H. in Madinah - d. 86/7 H. in Damascus radiya Allah anhuUmawi ruler, faqih with wide knowledge and great piety. Abul
(d. ~ 100 H.) radiya Allah anhuHe is the son of Sayyiduna Ja`far b. Abi Talib, and the newphew of Sayyiduna `Ali ibn Abi Talib, as
عوف بن مالك بن أبي عوف الأشجعي d. 73 H. in Damascus radiya Allah anhuSahabi, witnessed the opening of Makka, settled in Sham and
Forty Narrations on The Immense Merits of al-Shâm Compiled and translated by GF Haddad The Arabic word al-Shâm has been left untranslated for lack of an English equivalent. It is originally written and pronounced al-Sha'm
History of Damascus and its Scholars
﷽ Maqam of Al-Sheikh al-Akbar Muhyiddin Ibn al-`Arabi Al-Sheikh al-Akbar Muhyiddin Ibn al-`Arabi lived the last years of his life in Damascus and passed away there in 638 H.
Damascus 2006. Sayyiduna Shaikh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi's late wife, Sayyida Umm Ibrahim, once asked me if I would go with her on an errand. It was around Eid time and of course I was delighted, but quite curious as she did not mention much about it. She gathered the children and I into the van. We drove out about 5 minutes to a neighborhood that was still being built. The homes had their foundations and columns but the bricks of the walls still had not been layed. We stopped almost in the middle of nowhere....
Damascus 2006. Praise be to the One who guides us to His Way, and salutations on His Messenger, the Noble Family and Tribe, and those who follow their paths. - Thanks to whom thanks are due first and foremost, our host, the erudite scholar and exemplary guide, the lighthouse of Damascus and the whole world, our revered teacher and beloved sheikh al-Sayyid Muhammad Abul Huda Al-Yaqoubi and his family. May Allah Most High protect them, as they opened for us the doors of their home during the blessed month in which Allah opens the doors of Paradise. Those of us who had the privilege of spending this valuable time in the folds of their care had nothing to miss. Every need – physical or spiritual, intellectual or emotional – was catered for in the most generous, courteous and delicate manner. ...
Recital of Sahih Muslim by Sheikh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi in Damascus, Rajab 1428 (July 2007) ختكت بحمد الله جامع مسلم *** بجوف دمشق الشام جوف الإسلام The book of Muslim has been completed, praise be to Allah * in the heart of Damascus of Sham, the heart of Islam. Those who regularly attend the classes of al-Sayyid al-Sharif Sheikh Abul Huda Muhammad ibn Ibrahim al-Yaqoubi in the Mosque of Sheikh Muhuy al-Din Ibn al-Arabi in Damascus, will have heard him mentioning time upon time: "The recital of the books of Hadith is a tradtion that must be revived"...
Damascus 2003. - "Damascus is commonly acknowledged by the local and foreign inhabitants as a very safe place to live. Crime is minimal, and rarely exceeds petty theft. Rape, murder, grand theft, are all virtually unheard of. It might be difficult to believe, and it was for me too when I first arrived, but after nearly five years of living there, I have to admit that Damascus is one of the safest places Ive even been to."